- Teaches students:
- Females 5+, males 5 to 17 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2008
Hi! I'm Heather and I have been teaching music since the early 2000s. I grew up studying voice and piano because my mother is a voice and piano teacher! I have had lots of choral, solo, and operatic experience. I went to the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and where I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. One thing I am passionate about is helping you learn music you are excited about! Studying music doesn't have to all be "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and rigorous exercises. I want to help you get better at what YOU love! Classical technique can be applied to any genre! I am excited about helping you achieve your goals!+ Read More
I teach private piano, song-writing, and singing lessons in popular, folk, and classical styles.
I held two roles in an opera scenes program at UNC at Greensboro Opera Theatre
I helped children and adults develop their singing, ear-training, and music theory skills in a private lesson setting.
I developed lesson plans and taught music theory and ear training to children ages 8-13 in a weekly class setting. The class utilized folk songs, movement, and written music.
I taught intermediate and beginning piano and voice in private lessons for homeschool enrichment center for children ages 5-18.
I sang a chorus role for Lyric Opera of Virginia's production of "La Traviata".
I performed several different programs of pop music in a quartet which included costumes and choreography. We did 60s music, Broadway tunes, a Dickens Christmas program, and more!
I sang with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra as a Virginia Symphony Chorus core soprano position for two full seasons which included multiple performances per season.
I sang in the opera chorus for several seasons of Todifest Opera's summer productions.
I would highly recommend Heather to absolutely anyone , She is one of the most talented people I’ve ever met and she really is an amazing teacher and has helped me improve my voice incredibly , she’s also not just my teacher to me she’s my friend and is such an overall incredible person . So if you're looking for someone who can help you improve your voice or piano skills in a professional but fun way Heather is exactly who you’re looking for ! :)+ Read More
Fantastic teacher! I am so comfortable with her. We have a lot of fun during our classes. My range has expanded and I feel a lot more comfortable practicing.
My 12 year enjoyed her first lesson with Heather, she told me she is "really nice" and she is also excited about her assignment. Thanks Heather!
Mrs.Heather is a great teacher and encourages you to be yourself and helps you learn she teaches and expands your singing range by octives she's also amazing with helping with problems other than singing always happy very inviting home.If anyone wants to be Mariah Carey you need to go to Mrs Heather cause she's awesome+ Read More
My daughter has lessons with Heather in her home.She really enjoyed her time.
Works at your pace and is good at lightening the mood for first time piano lesson takers. I look forward to continuing my lessons.
Kenzie was so excited when she got home. She really enjoyed the lesson and thinks Miss Heather sings better than Mary Poppins! WOW! Kenzie wants to learn to sing just like her. What a great experience. Thanks.
Great first lesson for my 10 year old daughter! She is excited to continue.
She is a great teacher and I am very excited to continue taking classes with Heather
Heather worked with our 11 year old son who wanted to pursue singing. She is kind, patient and wonderful with children. She's a great instructor and we would definitely use her again!
Heather is so sweet, organized and non-threatening. Totally allowed my son to relax and learn. I am so surprised at how quickly he mastered skills under her teachings. Highly recommended!!
Heather Ellis was an AWESOME teacher for my 11 year old daughter! She taught her a package of singing lessons I purchased for her and Sara, my daughter, learned a lot! Both my daughter and I liked Heather both personally and professionally and Sara is really looking forward to taking more singing lessons from Heather this summer. We both give her "Five Stars!"+ Read More
Just after three lessons my daughter says she's learned a lot and feels much more confident about singing in front of others!! I'm very excited to hear what the future brings...
I had a great experience with Heather! She is very encouraging and is very good at catering the lessons to help your weaknesses and strenghten your strenghts.
My son adores Heather. She is sweet and encouraging. She looks for ways to help Aiden master his technique that fits him specifically. He does not want another instructor ever he says!
Had a great first day with Miss Heather. Looking forward to the next!
Excellent teacher. I really am enjoying my lessons so far
Excellent teacher. I really am enjoying my lessons so far
My 8 year old daughter took piano lessons from Heather and she really enjoyed them. Heather is a very patient and encouraging teacher!
Heather is a great teacher. She really understands how to teach according to the way we learn. And she's great at listening to your goals and helping you work towards achieving them!
Before meeting Heather i never have had any singing lessons and i feel truly grateful that she has been so patient and methodical. I feel that during the last 6 moths she been able to make me improve everything connected to the art of singing. Thank you Heather.+ Read More
Heather has an innate ability to uniquely assess numerous nuances in my voice. I'm part of a Christian rock band where I have to maintain proper vocal exercises to best prepare me for public performances and studio recordings. She listens well, takes detailed notes, and offers great exercises to help in the precise areas where I struggle the most. Heather is quick to celebrate accomplishments with the student, and patient through the student's struggle to make vocal milestones. I would highly recommend Heather to anyone looking to improve vocal ability.+ Read More
I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. Very patient, kind and professional. Heather made me feel very comfortable (I tend to get really nervous when singing in front of people) so that helped a ton. After taking lessons with Heather I feel my singing has improved and my knowledge about the piano has expanded. Gives honest and constructive critiques. I would highly recommend taking lessons from Heather to anyone.+ Read More
Very patient and always gives very good and honest feedback. Heather's really good at tailoring my development in my direction by listening to what I want, to pinpoint issues i need to work on.
We love Heather… She is amazing. So patient and kind! Highly recommend!
It was a pleasure taking online piano lessons with Heather. She was very patient and understanding when it came to learning new concepts. The lessons were down to earth and didn't make me feel like an elementary school kid (I'm 24). I highly recommend Heather if you are an adult learner like me. Although, I think she would do great with younger students as well. I thought it might be weird to learn piano over the Internet, but it was a great experience and I never felt limited by learning this way.+ Read More
I have taken lessons with Heather, and she is a very good teacher. She is kind, professional, and very helpful when giving a critique. I would highly recommend her as a teacher. I always felt like my singing improved after leaving a lesson. You will get your money's worth.+ Read More
My kids, 10 and 7, are enjoying piano lessons with Heather. This is is their first experience with music lessons and reading music. She makes the lessons fun and interesting for them. Heather teaches them in a way that is easy for them to understand. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a piano teacher.+ Read More
I have really enjoyed my lessons with Heather so far! She has such a calm demeanor that makes you feel like you can accomplish what she has planned. Heather does a great job of quickly assessing what I already know and what I need to learn. I have only been taking lessons with her for a few weeks now and already I am further along then I have ever been before. She is always very prepared and I can tell she has put a lot of thought into my specific needs. She is not just applying a formula of teaching. I would recommend her to anyone.+ Read More